Virginie Levrat

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Despite a variable prevalence in the literature, OSAS is characterized by a higher frequency in men. This study involved a review of published data describing the impact of gender on features of OSAS. In women, OSAS seems to be associated with certain anatomical factors such as more significant obesity, a thinner oropharyngeal junction, a shorter uvula and(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperammonemia in patients with methylmalonic aciduria (MMA) and propionic aciduria (PA) is caused by accumulation of propionyl-CoA which decreases the synthesis of N-acetyl-glutamate, the natural activator of carbamyl phosphate synthetase 1. A treatment approach with carglumic acid, the structural analogue of N-acetyl-glutamate, has been(More)
Pyruvate carboxylase (PC) is a key enzyme for gluconeogenesis and anaplerotic pathways in brain. PC deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive neurometabolic disorder with three described characteristic presentations. We report a patient with atypical clinical and neuroradiological aspects. He survived from neonatal lactic acidemia and is alive at 9 years of(More)
INTRODUCTION The French Society of Anaesthesiology (SFAR) recommends the use of pre printed self-stick syringe labels. However, French anaesthesia-syringe labelling customs is yet unknown. STUDY DESIGN Therefore, a national phone survey was performed in order to investigate this issue. RESULTS Forty-five percent of the answering centers (324/722) used(More)
Gaucher disease is well-known in adult patients and must be regarded as a pediatric disease, two thirds of the patients manifesting before the age of 20. Three clinical forms have been defined based on the presence of neurological involvement. Gaucher disease type 1, without neurological signs, generally begins before the five years age with splenomegaly as(More)
Anemia is a very common symptom encountered in numerous clinical situations in pediatrics. Etiologies range from classic iron-deficiency anemia to the more particular etiologies. We report on a clinical history where usual symptoms such as asthenia, drowsiness and proteinuria provided a rare diagnosis: Imerslund-Gräsbeck syndrome. We discuss the exams to be(More)
UNLABELLED Acute cholecystitis revealing polyarteritis nodosa is classic but rare in adulthood. We report two cases observed during childhood. CASE REPORTS The association of a persistent inflammatory syndrome, positive antineutrophil cytoplasm antibodies and of a vasculitis with fibrinoïd necrosis led to the diagnosis in two pediatric patients. (More)
INTRODUCTION Pneumoperitoneum is known to be a rare complication of invasive mechanical ventilation. However it has not previously been described as a consequence of non-invasive ventilation. CASE REPORT The authors report a case of pneumoperitoneum associated with pneumomediastinum occurring in a 64-year-old patient treated for 3 years with bilevel(More)
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